[emblem of Universal Exposition]
OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT
St. Louis, Mo., August 29, 1904.
This will be presented to you in person by Mr. Theodore Hardee, Assistant to the Secretary, a representative of the Exposition, who visit your city for a conference with you on the subject of "Texas Week" at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition.
Governor Lanham has been requested to issue a proclamation announcing that the week of September 11th has been designated as "Texas Week" and the splendid showing made by Texas in this great International Exposition prompts me to suggest that every loyal so of Texas who can conveniently do so, should lay aside his regular avocation during that week and come to St. Louis to do honor to his native state.
Mr. Hardee is empowered to arrange for a special day for your city during "Texas Week". The railroads have granted round trip rates of about one cent per mile from all Texas points. Any courtesies shown Mr. Hardee will be appreciated.
Yours very truly, [signed] D. R. Francis President.
TO His Honor the Mayor, Fort Worth, Texas.
UNIVERSAL EXPOSITION COMMEMORATING THE LOUISIANA PURCHASE 1803. PAX ST. LOUIS U.S.A. 1904 ADMINISTRATION BUILDING OFFICE OF THE SRETARY
SPECIAL EVENTS TO TAKE PLACE AT ST. LOUIS WORLD'S FAIR SEPTEMBER 12 (MONDAY) AND 13 (TUESDAY). (Texas Week).
Sept 12 - 17.
September 12 International Stewards' Association. " 12 Beginning of Great Brass Bank Contests. " 12 & 13 Third International Congress on Electricity. " 12 & 13 Thirteenth Separate Co., Jamestown, New York. " 12 & 13 Company H, 54th Iowa National Guard. " 12 & 13 Company B, 2nd Regiment, New York. " 12 & 13 Massachusetts Volunteer Militia, 500 men. " 12 & 13 Horse Show in Live Stock Forum. " 12 & 13 Company Drill U.S. Marines, Plaza of Orleans. " 12 & 13 Troop Drill U. S. Marines, Plaza of Orleans. " 12 & 13 Grand Illumination of Fair Grounds. " 13 Catholic Knights of America Day. " 13 Olympic Cricket Championship. " 13 H. M. Wild of Chicago, Organ Recital. " 13- evening - Pain's Fireworks in Stadium. 14. Louisiana State Day. 15. St. Louis Day. Monday Sept. 12 is the special "Fort Worth Day"
Sept 2 1904
To the Hon Mayor and City Council
We your committee on claims recommend that the City Secretary be instructed to issue warrant in favor of WW Wilkinson for amount due him for the months of July and August as commissions on back tax collections. The amount to be ascertained by the City Auditor and Mayor.
Q. T. Moreland M M Lydon
AFFIDAVIT TO ANY FACT. Texas Printing Co., Manufacturing Stationers, Fort Worth.
STATE OF TEXAS, [ellipsis] COUNTY OF TARRANT BEFORE Me, the undersigned this day personally appeared
who, after being by me duly sworn, did depose and day
[blank lines] [stamped] FILED SEP 2 1904. Jno T. Montgomery City Sec'y.
Sworn to and subscribed before me, WITNESS my hand, this this 5th day of April, 1904. [blank line] Presiding Judge [blank line] Ward, City of Fort Worth, Texas